It is always a tremendous honor and pleasure to have former UTA President Wendell Nedderman and his family on campus. The annual Nedderman Society cookout was held on Friday, April 29, and it was wonderful event where faculty and staff gathered together to both honor a great leader of UTA and to celebrate the spirit of giving back to the university through the Nedderman Society.
A towering figure, Dr. Nedderman joined the university in 1959 as the founding Dean of the College of Engineering, at what was then called Arlington State College. In 1972, he assumed the role of President of UTA and served with distinction in that capacity for 20 years. Many of the accomplishments that define us today – including our top ranked graduate programs and our nationally reputed Colleges –were initiated by him. Today, we continue to build on the solid foundations laid through his tireless advocacy for UTA as we extend our prominence within the UT System. Dr. Nedderman has always been a strong champion for the University, one of our strongest advocates in the community, and a pillar of strength. He and his family, most of whom are either UTA alums or are attending UTA, are our biggest ambassadors and I continue to be inspired by his presence, quiet leadership, and dignity.
Funds contributed to the Nedderman Society may be designated to any area of the university and I’d like to encourage the entire University Community to contribute in honor of one of our most distinguished leaders and to ensure that the vision of UTA as a leading institution of higher education continues to build and grow. Click here for more information on making a contribution.